A Place in the World
Set in Baltimore, Ghana, and rural Georgia, this stunning novel unfolds as a tragic tale of love and family life. Kwame is a brilliant, nationalistic university professor, and Abena (Evelyn), a smart dedicated elementary school teacher. The couple leaves the U.S. and lives near Accra for a year to adopt Kofi, a little boy who becomes the center of their life back home. But after divorcing, Kwame marries Layla, his passionate grad student with a shocking secret, and a reborn Evelyn enters interracial marriage to Brian. Caught between his parents' conflicts, a teenage Kofi strives to find himself while battling the dangerous voices in his mind of African ancestors lost in the Middle Passage.
Nice guy Sayvon Walker seeks a love that gives him the feeling of vacationing in Jamaica, but discovers that women can be ruthless to men who refuse to play games. Surrounded by the sexual escapades of his married best friend and pro-athlete brother, Sayvon wonders if he will ever find a woman willing to meet him halfway in a serious relationship. When a spunky dancer storms into his life and grabs his heart, he swears she's "the one." Yet her troubled past in the sex business and a calculated extortion plot by his ex-fiance cause drama. Thrilling, emotional, and funny, Finding Jamaica is a wild ride on the slick love train!